"Overcome" as written by Sharon J. Den Adel, Martinus J. E. Martijn Spierenburg and Robert Westerholt....
Where are the heroes
In my time of need?
Is my cry not loud enough
Or have they gone all numb?

They just tend to stand
Out of the rain
Thinking but not acting
That they're not to blame

Falling and crawling
A fight to stand up
Memory still haunts me
In the dead of night

Over and over, I felt so small
But one day I'll be stronger
And you better watch out

I will overcome, your violence their silence
Although it can't be undone
I will overcome, knowing that I'm not the only one
I will overcome, it's the only way to carry on

Where are the saviors?
Afraid of the toll
Sorry, do my nine inch nails
Slash your soul

Such heroes
Throwing stones
Straight at the one
Who is standing alone

Twisting and turning
It's always the same
Truth is never honest
When you're to blame

Pushing and pulling
Never give in, one day I wish
You'll see you're not so beautiful within

I will overcome, our violence your silence
Although it can't be undone
I will overcome, knowing that I'm not the only one
I will overcome, it's the only way to carry on

Run and run
Run and run

I will overcome, their violence your silence
Although it can't be undone
I will overcome, knowing that I'm not the only one
I will overcome, it's the only way to carry on

I will overcome



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"Overcome" as written by Robert Westerholt Martinus J. E. Martijn Spierenburg

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    General CommentI am shocked that no one has commented on this song. This is the best WT song out there, period! I have no idea why it wasn't on the album, but oh, well.

    I think it's about someone that has been the underdog for all his/her life, always been walked over and no one noticed his/her suffering, but has now decided to be heard, he/she WILL overcome everything and carry on with his/her life.
    binnion November 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti beleive this song is about a woman/girl who was abused or raped and they are struggling to get on with there life and they are saying that they will be stronger one day and the person who raped/abused them should better look out
    gothicrockeron February 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentimo, it is something about growing stronger and fight. calling for revenge. for some reason everytime i listen this song i kept seeing the scenes from happily ever after(drew barrymore) movie. how danielle had been abused by her step mother.
    NikiHSaronon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSounds to me like a girl who was raped:

    "Memory still haunts me
    In the dead of night

    Over and over
    I felt so small"

    and that no one helped her as she cried for help, and how afterwards, everyone blamed her or tried to ignore what had happened:

    "Where are the heroes
    I my time of need
    Is my crying abandoned?
    Or have they gone
    Oh no

    They just tend to stand
    Out of the rain
    Thinking but not acting
    That they're not to blame"

    So she's angry at those who failed to help her, and those who aren't helping her now, but still she's not alone, there are others like her, and she'll overcome what she's been through, and get her revenge.
    Kiotaon May 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis hits home for me, that's really all I have to say.
    *Soulesseyes*on September 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, It does sound like a girl who got raped or something along the lines of that, cause here
    Knowing that I'm not the only one
    I will overcome
    It's the only way to carry on
    knowing im not the only one, well, alot of people get raped, and yeah.

    Hehe, this song rules though. I love it.
    Pulpon December 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEE the way she sings "you're not so beautiful within"
    It just sounds so powerful and full of emotion. I adore it.
    The_howlingon February 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe_howling: I agree =)

    this song really hit me... especially the lyrics...
    Luthien_9on May 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI feel it's not about rape, but moreso trauma itself and can go both ways. Like the memory of the trauma haunts them and no one was there to save/help them, but resolve to become stronger and overcome it. That's me really.

    ~ Raz
    SirRazaelon November 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI dont think it's about a girl being raped. I sounds to me like a girl/boy who was bullied.
    'such heroes, throwing stones at the one who is standing alone'

    'they just tend to stand out of the rain, thinking but not acting'

    She is the underdog at school or something, and everyone ignores the bullying, afraid to be bullied too.
    I was bullied too in my youth, and I did overcome it. It feels like this songs is about me.
    It's either you'll overcome it and becoming a stronger person, or you will be weak for years if you don't fight it. That's how I see it.
    suzannneehon May 09, 2012   Link

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